- May 17, 2017
- Okuma America Corporation
DS2 is a self-contained start-to-finish production facility for small and medium lathes, and grinders. This is the second smart factory built at Okuma‚Äôs headquarters, following the Dream Site 1 (DS1), which was completed in May 2013.
May 17, 2017 – Okuma Corporation announced the completion of the company’s Dream Site 2 (DS2) parts factory in Oguchi, Japan. This facility improves the company’s ability to respond to customer needs by shortening lead times and adding value through high-efficiency production. Parts produced will be used for machine tool production and also to stock service inventory. The DS2 commenced production in March, 2017.
DS2 is a self-contained start-to-finish production facility for small and medium lathes, and grinders. This is the second smart factory built at Okuma’s headquarters, following the Dream Site 1 (DS1), which was completed in May 2013. The DS1 was one of the first self-contained start-to-finish smart factories.
Okuma is building its smart factories based on the goal of building futuristic factories that interweave automation with skilled techniques. These smart factories combine cutting-edge automation, technologies for unmanned operation, advanced IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), and workplace know-how to achieve high-mix low-volume production while maintaining production efficiency equivalent to that of mass production.
About Okuma America Corporation
Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. The company also designs their own CNC controls to integrate with each machine tool’s functionality.Learn More
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